'It is up to you, young followers of Christ, to show the world that faith brings happiness and a joy which is true, full and enduring'
Pope Benedict XVI
Chaplaincy is about drawing close to people in their place of work or study and presenting them with the Gospel, in co-operation with the clergy and in communion with the Catholic Church. This is important because it’s ultimately through this communion with the Church that we come to know and enjoy life-giving communion with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. Diocese of Salford Website
Chaplaincy plays a central role in all areas of school life. The chaplaincy room based on the humanities corridor is open for all members of our school community for a quiet space to reflect and pray. It is also used extensively by our GIFT Pupil Chaplaincy Teams to plan charity and liturgical events.
Our GIFT Pupil Chaplaincy Teams meet twice a week and aims to share with others that which is most sacred in our school; the Good News of Jesus Christ. All members of our school community are given opportunities to respond, reflect, and act upon this message.
At St Gabriel's we have a vibrant Staff Liturgy Team who are involved in a wide ranging and varied part of school life ranging from being a welcoming presence around the building, encouraging people to witness to their faith through their words and actions, meeting with students as a listening ear, scaffolding opportunities for formal and informal worship and making the word of God relevant to pupils and staff in their daily lives.
The Staff Liturgy Team is also extremely fortunate to receive the support and guidance of our local priests. Mass is offered at school on a regular basis alongside opportunities to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation at different points throughout the year.
If you have any questions about Chaplaincy at St Gabriels please contact Mrs R.E. Middleton.
Our associated parish churches
St Joseph’s, Bury and St Marie’s, Bury Parish Priest – Fr Francis Wadsworth (Tel: 0161 764 1048)
St Joseph’s, Ramsbottom Parish Priest – Fr John Sullivan (Tel: 01706 823200)
St Hilda’s, Tottington Parish Priest – Fr Chris McGrane (Tel: 01204 882908)
Cathedral Church of St John The Evangelist (Salford Cathedral), Salford Parish Priest and Dean – Fr Michael Jones (Tel: 817 2222) www.salforddiocese.net